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They Were Soldiers

Updated on October 27, 2017


They were soldiers, fought in many wars, some not long ago,

Saw many a fellow man bite the dirt, with nothing left to show.

When they came back home again, no one seemed to care,

I just wanted to sit right down now, write their story to share.


My daddy fought in World War Two, an uncle fell in Vietnam,

Both were heroes in my book, why don't people give a damn?

Old Afghanistan and the Middle East were all a battleground,

Left their buddies back there on the field, nothing to be found.


Refrain:

These were our best soldiers, please do understand,

They fought in the wars over there in another land.

Came back home, now more battles have just begun,

Try to face each day in peace to greet the morning sun.


They placed their medals in a box, to remind them of their past,

The time they've spent away from home to the wind was cast.

Would say, I can't walk my dog or feed him now, even if he begs.

Now I must sit in this old wheelchair, I can't even move my legs.


Why can't the people back here at home just try to understand,

A soldier's own story counts as much as any marching band?

When the patriotic music plays, it makes the people so proud,

Each one wants to dance, sing along, pledges shout out loud.


Refrain:

They were our best soldiers, please do understand,

Some fought in the wars over there in another land.

Came back home, now more battles have just begun,

Try to face the day in peace, to greet the morning sun.





Remember that they serve our country, to try their best,

So that each one loved back home is to be so blessed.

When wars are fought some don't make it back again,

Those that do are not the same, their new lives begin.


If we give a hug, pat on the back, it means much more,

All that's wanted is to be honored right, not like before,

When men and women returned again, no one cared,

Those days and nights can't be forgotten, they shared.


Refrain:

These were our best soldiers, please do understand,

Some fought in the wars over there in another land.

Came back home, now more battles have just begun,

Try to face the day in peace, to greet the morning sun.

Face the new day in peace to greet the morning sun.


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      whonunuwho 3 weeks ago from United States

      Thanks Gypsy and many blessings. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most inspirational. good imagery and a proud feeling just reading this.

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      whonunuwho 3 weeks ago from United States

      Thanks and you're right about the pics. Blessings. whonu

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      Kashif Ali Abbas 3 weeks ago from Pakistan

      This is inspirational poem with variant scenes, good imagery, nice flow and [aabb] rhyme scheme works well here.

      I'd suggest a few war pics or soldiers pics to be added too instead of all nature related images.

      Overall, lovely read